Rob Simonsen’s Orchestral Score Follows A Century Of Experiences ‘Adaline’ (Available Now), Various Artists Album Releases April 28
Bring your entourage to see The Age Of Adaline in theaters now! We couldn’t be more excited for movie and soundtrack fans who will experience this magical film starring Blake Lively as “Adaline Bowman”, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker with Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn. Director Lee Toland Krieger collaborated with Composer Rob Simonsen (score album out now via Lakeshore Records) to produce a score which would fit the scope of a woman who, through a freak car accident, becomes immortal and ends up on the run for 80 years. Lakeshore Records will release The Age Of Adaline (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) digitally on April 28. This album features music that takes us through Adaline’s decades of experiences from tunes by Ella Fitzgerald to Bob Dylan to Jefferson Airplane and more. See below to preview both albums featuring stills from the film!
Rob Simonsen-Scored Film ‘The Age Of Adaline’ Opens In Theaters Nationwide On April 24
Simonsen responds with a beautiful, longing score that proves to be his most sumptuously traditional work yet. Beyond-lush romantic strings, angelic voices, gossamer bells combine for a gloriously thematic tapestry that’s nothing less than heaven-sent music. It’s longing beauty as the height or irony for a woman who’d like nothing better than to once again be touched by the hand of age – anxious music conveying a constant navigation of identities to hide her true self. -Daniel Schweiger, Film Music Magazine
Film music critic Daniel Schweiger recently interviewed Rob Simonsen, the composer of The Age Of Adaline. The score album is out now via Lakeshore Records, and the film opens this Friday nationwide. See below for more on the interview.
Rob Simonsen Scores The Timeless Love Story, ‘The Age Of Adaline’
Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release The Age Of Adaline (Original Motion Picture Score), featuring score by Rob Simonsen (The Foxcatcher, The Spectacular Now). Also featured is the end title song, “Start Again” co-written by Faux Fix (Katie Chastain and Nathan Johnson), with vocals by Elena Tonra. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger and starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker with Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn, The Age Of Adaline opens in theaters on April 24 (check show times). See below for full soundtrack details.
Soundtrack Dreams Gives Rob Simonsen’s ‘The Age Of Adaline’ A Perfect Score
So if Brian Tyler is the new Jerry Goldsmith and Michael Giacchino is the heir of John Williams, can I dream about Rob Simonsen someday taking over the emotional scepter form James Newton Howard? 10 years from now we will be regarding this composition as a classic. Do yourselves a favor and rush to get it. And if the movie is half as good as the score, it will be amazing. –Soundtrack Dreams
It’s a lot of talent on one track, and the result is something stirring and beautiful, well befitting the film’s complicated themes of love and time. Pulsing synths lend an ethereal tone that is tethered gently by slow-drawn strings. Tonra’s voice rings clear and slightly sad as she entreats a lover, “Speak slowly/ Savor every word/ So we won’t forget that time/ Won’t wait for no one.” She reaches new heights on the words of the title as triumphant drums beat upward in an arc of hope. –Consequence of Sound
Lakeshore Records is excited to release the new single, “Start Again” — the end title song from The Age Of Adaline — written by Composer Rob Simonsen and Faux Fix (Katie Chastain and Nathan Johnson), featuring vocals by Elena Tonra. The Age Of Adaline, starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker with Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn — opens in theaters on Friday, April 24. The full score album releases on April 21. Watch the full lyric video below.